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Ensuring Social Media ROI, Part Two: The 4 Functions of Social Media

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[Read part one, the overview here] We're Not Fighting, We Just Have Different Goals In blogs and blog comments there's some contentiousness about the goals and measurement of social media. The debate is simply a misunderstanding. There are multiple goals, purposes, or functions of social media, including brand management, new...
Ensuring Social Media ROI, Part Two: The 4 Functions of Social Media

Google's Eric Schmidt Calls For Civilian Drone Regulation

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Drone warfare is a cause célèbre in modern warfare. The morality of drone strikes, the legal arguments behind their use, and the threat they may pose to civilians in warzones are important issues. However, in less lethal use, drones may still pose risks to privacy. Google’s former CEO and current...
Google's Eric Schmidt Calls For Civilian Drone Regulation

Don’t Call It A Comeback: How Carriers Could Take Back Control of The Mobile Ecosystem

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Editor’s note: Jeffrey Glueck is the CEO of mobile browser company Skyfire. Prior to Skyfire he was CMO at Travelocity. Follow him on Twitter at @JeffGlueck. LL Cool J began his 1991 song “Mama Said Knock You Out” with the famous lines “Don’t call it a comeback/I’ve been here for...
Don’t Call It A Comeback: How Carriers Could Take Back Control of The Mobile Ecosystem
Marissa Mayer buys Stamped in mobile talent grab for Yahoo

TheComplete.me Launches Social Dating Site, Matches With $1.22M From Industry Leaders

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If Facebook itself isn’t a covert dating site, then at least its social graph could be — a big group of startups have been going for this honeypot of user data and connections ever since the company launched its platform back in 2007. Few have really taken off, and incumbent...
TheComplete.me Launches Social Dating Site, Matches With $1.22M From Industry Leaders
Meritful Launches A Student CRM Platform To Help Recruiters Keep Tabs On Campus Talent

StatCounter dings Microsoft for endorsing Net Application’s market share data

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Microsoft is quite fond of tooting its own horn when it comes to the performance of Internet Explorer 9 on Windows 7, and the decline (at last) of Internet Explorer 6. However, it has a favorite place to get the data that it promotes: Net Applications. Now, we like Net...
StatCounter dings Microsoft for endorsing Net Application’s market share data

Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

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A Microsoft spokesperson confirmed to ReadWriteWeb this afternoon that the Consumer Preview phase of Windows 8 testing is slated to begin on Wednesday, February 29, with a gala preview event in Barcelona. That's to coincide - for the first time - with Mobile World Congress, which has not generally been...
Expect "Windows 8 for Mobile" at Feb. 29 Barcelona Rollout

UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

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User generated content company Wikia is breaking the news of its raise of over $10 million in Series C funding today, in a press release soon to be sent out to tech media. The financing was led by Institutional Venture Partners with a follow on from existing investors Bessemer Ventures...
UGC Startup Wikia Raises $10M From IVP, Bessemer Ventures And Amazon

Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?

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It’s not just Facebook commerce, or F-commerce as some like to call it, that is languishing at the world’s largest social network. With its IPO on the horizon, there’s reason to start worrying about Facebook’s gaming revenues, according to new research from IHS iSuppli. Facebook’s problems in the gaming market...
Is the honeymoon over for Facebook gaming?

Microsoft opens a second Azure-focused incubator, this time in India

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Microsoft has doubled the size of its stable of incubators, making it known that it intends to open a second location in India, giving its original location in Israel a brother. The incubator, like its sibling, is focused on bringing in startups that are focused on working with cloud computing,...
Microsoft opens a second Azure-focused incubator, this time in India

CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)

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In today’s world of email, social networks, SMS, chat applications and cloud services, there are plenty of ways to share share a file, folder, photo or video. And as intelligent devices and cloud computing infrastructure proliferate, and processing power and capacity improve, we expect file transfer and sharing to be...
CloudUp Is A Fast, Dead-Simple Way To Share And View Files On Any Platform (Without The Folders)
Dachis Group’s Advocate Insight Finds A Brand’s Most Valuable Fans

Bookish, the Publishing Industry's Great Digital Hope, Finally Launched

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Well one sure hopes so. (photo: screencap) At long last, the publishing industry’s much-delayed book discovery platform has finally arrived. Bookish, a collaboration between Simon & Schuster, Hachette and Penguin, went live yesterday. And just what has a year and a half of work produced? The home page spotlights bestsellers and new releases,...
Bookish, the Publishing Industry's Great Digital Hope, Finally Launched

YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.

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Life is good at YouTube. It’s already the largest video network globally and the second largest search engine — and with over half of content marketers migrating an increasing share of their $40b+ budgets to video in 2013, YouTube is now uniquely positioned to become the go-to platform for building...
YouTube to Power New Media Businesses of the Future? Maybe.

Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013

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Yahoo under the leadership of Marissa Mayer has found new energy. The company has enacted an acquisition spree, picking up companies both small and Tumblr. Hiring has also become easier for the company as its mindshare has risen. Its mobile efforts have seen firm traction. It’s a company on the...
Yahoo's dramatic stock price revival mirrored quietly by Microsoft as both push 30% higher in 2013

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos hands-on (video)

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When it comes to Samsung's collection of large-screened phones, the Galaxy Note II (as well as the Galaxy S III) takes the bulk of the mindshare. And while that particular handset is the flagship, the company is still interested in branching out to a market segment that wants a...
Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos hands-on (video)

Storage: Violin Memory

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Narayan Venkat turned around, and there was Joe Tucci, the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of EMC. It was a bit like one of the Vandals receiving a visit from the emperor of Rome. Over the past thirty years, EMC has built a $56 billion empire selling beefy hardware...
Storage: Violin Memory

Microsoft has opened applications for the second class of its TechStars-based Azure incubator

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Microsoft’s work with TechStars on an incubator focused on its Azure cloud computing product has been a success thus far, according to the software company. Today it announced the opening of applications for its second class. The first group of startups, now rapidly approaching their mid-January demo day, “brought with...
Microsoft has opened applications for the second class of its TechStars-based Azure incubator

SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 6, 2012

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Below is what happened in search today, as reported on Search Engine Land and from other places across the web. From Search Engine Land: Getting Dev Team Mindshare For Your SEO Projects Getting in the development schedule in an enterprise environment can be one of the most challenging parts of...
SearchCap: The Day In Search, August 6, 2012
With Square in Its Sights, PayPal Debuts Mobile-Payment Hardware
After A Triumphant App Store Return, Google Maps Wins The Crunchie For "Best Mobile Application"
Ahead Of Today’s Apple News, Samsung Files Yet Another Suit In Korea Over iPad, iPhone Models
Would-be Box killers queue up new file share features and functions

Boot up: RIM's sales dip, FAA's iPad OK, China's Nexus nix and more

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Plus how iOS and Android are depressing PC sales, the mystery of the Pluto Switch, how the UDIDs were identified and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamRIM's BlackBerrys losing shelf space, mindshare among carriers >> AllThingsD[Carriers in the US...
Boot up: RIM's sales dip, FAA's iPad OK, China's Nexus nix and more
For ZestFinance, big data comes with big responsibility

Read This Deck From One Of Facebook's Biggest Mobile Ad Customers (FB)

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Facebook introduced its mobile only ad option--they're officially called "page like sponsored stories"--on June 5, so less than one month of sales' data from mobile will be included in Facebook's Q2 2012 earnings results on July 26. Nonetheless, the new mobile ads are already having a pronounced effect on Facebook's...
Read This Deck From One Of Facebook's Biggest Mobile Ad Customers (FB)
TC Interview: Nokia CEO Elop On Phablets, 41 Megapixels And Competition

PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

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Customers holding back until Windows 8 is released, as well as businesses completing the refresh of their inventories, triggered a drop in PC sales over the past three months as compared to last year, a dip that may recover by year-end, experts say. The Windows 8 trough--the suppression of...
PC sales drop: Blame Windows 8?

T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013

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The nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier T-Mobile USA just reported they lost 802,000 contract customers during the holiday quarter, causing revenues to dip 3.3 percent to $20.6 billion. The Deutsche Telekom-owned company put the blame for such a huge loss in customers and mindshare on Apple’s iPhone 4S, which bypassed...
T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013
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